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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Mellophone! The Mellophone! Family and Materials Family and Materials Related Historical Instruments Related Historical Instruments Famous Artist Famous Artist The Mellophone belongs to the brass wind family. This is because it is made of brass and has a mouthpiece which the player blows into and buzzes on. The Mellophone had a lot of experimental trials to get to. Essentially, it was a knock offof a knock off. A few instruments that came before it including the Koenig Horn Vocal Horn, Ballad Horn,and Cornophone, Don Elliott was a famous Jazz Mellophonist. However, at the time, the Mellophone did not use the correct mouthpiece, leading to an unappealing scratchy tone. Pitch Pitch As one may already know,a shorter wave has a higher frequency and pitch, and when a Mellophone player blows faster or creates a smaller hole in their lips, the wave that comes out is more frequent, therefore has a higher pitch. Other than embuchure, or the configuration of ones lips, the vaulves change the length of tube vibrating air travels through to change the pitch. The less tubing, the higher the pitch because the less time the sound wave has Volume Volume The volume on a Mellophone can be increased if a player blows harder. The scientific reason behind this is that is because waves in faster air have a higher amplitude, and the higher the amplitude, the louder the volume because the wave span time is longer. The Mellophone creates sound when the waves created by the players mouth vibrate through the tubes and come out the bell. To change it... The sound changes pitch by the player making a smaller hole with their mouth and faster air. This is because the faster the air vibrates, the more frequent the waves, therefore higher pitch. Another way to change the pitch of a Mellophone is to Press the valves down.By pressing the valves, piping is added to the instrument, and the more pipe , the longer the sound. Similar to waves, the longer, the lower, so a wave traveling through a longer pipe has more room to decrease its frequency before coming out of the bell. The lower the frequency the lower the pitch Sound is Made by... Sound is Made by... Why?... Why... Why?... Pitch Can Change By... Pitch Can Change By... Why... Why?... Pitch Can Change By... Pitch Can Change By... Mellophones are often referred to as a "Marching French Horn" Did You Know? Did You Know? Ballad Horn Ballad Horn Cornophone Cornophone Modern Mellophone Modern Mellophone Sources Cited "The History of the Marching Mellophone." Al's Mellophone Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2015. "French Horn - Fun Facts and Information. " French Horn - Fun Facts and I nformation. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2015. "Brass Instrument (lip Reed) Acoustics: An Introduction." Brass Instrument (lip Reed) Acoustics: An Introduction. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2015. "Alternative Music History And Facts Revealed - Acoustic Folk Music." Acoustic Folk Music RSS. N.p., 10 Apr. 2013. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
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